The DioField Chronicle to receive a free update in March 2023, featuring new a scenario, new weapon, new skills, and gameplay modes
Square Enix and Lancarse have announced that a free update to The DioField Chronicle will launch in March 2023, featuring a new story from Waltaquin's perspective, along with a new weapon, new skills, and updates for a more challenging experience.
A Japanese trailer, details, and screenshots can be found below, via Square Enix.
For more on The DioField Chronicle, feel free to check out Adam's review of the game.
Update 1: New Scenario
A side-story featuring Waltaquin that is not told in the main scenario will be added.
The new scenario can be accessed after clearing Chapter 5 of the main scenario.
A new magical beast, Behemoth, will appear as the final boss.
After clearing the new scenario, a higher difficulty sub-mission will be added with an even more enhanced Behemoth.
Update 2: New Weapon "Grimoire" and New Skills
In the new scenario added in the update, Waltaquin will be able to equip a new weapon, Grimoire.
Grimoire can use skills to summon units and change its appearance into other forms.
Summons a Skull Knight. After using "Necromancy," the player can use the skill "Necroburst," which causes the summoned Skull Knight to self-destruct.
Summons a skull dragon.
Update 3: Addition of "Extra Mode," a higher difficulty mode
Starting from Chapter 1, players can select "Extra Mode" in which high-level enemies will appear. It will be added as a "New Game+" feature that allows users to carry over their levels, weapons, and skills.
In addition, "Very Hard" will be added as a new difficulty option, where fragment drops are reduced, enemy skill use frequency & cooldowns are shortened, and battles are more challenging with limited revival time & less HP receovery.